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president played a role here. how significant is it that egypt is playing the shots? >> when it came to trying to mediate the deals, egypt has played a critical role what has changed is the dynamics, the ally of the west and the de facto ally of israel is no longer in power and the egyptians became an entity and that changed a lot of the dynamics and that has changed the way it has been playing out here on the ground. the frame work of what is transpiring here, that is what has changed at this point. most certainly, given the fact that it is a young government, it has in one sense past that first critical test. thank you very much indeed. >> welcome to you. >> thank you for having me. >> can you you outline what you believe the spirit of this agreement to be today? it is an arrangement that has been with the support of the united states and it promises us the people of southern israel peace and quiet. that they no longer have to fear rockets coming in. the promise of the possibility to live a normal life. >> i understand that it promises the people of gaza a better future we are hear
like to believe that no fighting is always more good than fighting. >> reporter: egypt's new islamist government was the driving force behind the negotiations to end the conflict with diplomatic help from secretary of state hillary clinton. clinton spent two days shuttling between jerusalem, west bank and cairo. >> people of this region deserve a chance to live free from fear and violence and today's agreement is a step in the right direction. >> reporter: clinton expects egypt to play a key role in maintaining peace. now israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu said he's willing to give the cease-fire a chance but holds the possibility of resuming fighting. head of hamas said israel is destined for defeat. >> susan mcginnis in washington on this thanksgiving morning. thank you so much. the islamist government of egypt is winning praise for its role in brokering the truce. clarissa ward is in cairo with more. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. happy thanksgiving. >> good to have you on this morning. egypt playing a key role in making this truce happen. what does this me
morsi playing a pivotal role here. how is egypt calling the shots in terms of the way the palestinians are reacting? >> reporter: well, on the one hand, one needs to remember when it comes to mediating the deals between the two sides israel has always played a critical and central role. what has changed now is the dynamics between egypt and israel after the arab spring, and after the fact that hosni mubarak, who was a staunch ally of the east, is no longer in power. and now the egyptians became an entity because of the fact they are led by the muslim brotherhood, became an entity here in gaza. and that changed the dynamics and it has changed the way we have been seeing things the way they played out on the ground. the dynamics of what is transpiring that led to the cease-fire, we'll have to wait and see if it holds. that is what has changed, most certainly, egypt, given the fact it is a very young government, has at least for now proven itself. in one sense it has passed that critical test. >> arwa damon, thank you very much. welcome to you. >> thanks for having me. >> can you outline
. and that egypt will be playing a new and central role in the process. right now, though, both the netanyahu government and hamas are claiming victory. >> after eight days of israeli raids, the main market in gaza is returning to business as usual. many palestinians see the ceasefire as a victory for how moscow. >> the resistance has changed the rules of the game, disrupting israel's military goals. i say to the palestinian people in gaza, the west bank, and everywhere, and the entire arab world, the idea of invading does that is over and will never again return, god willing. >> but israeli prime minister netanyahu also speaks of a victory. he says all israeli military and political goals have been achieved. >> we have achieved a number of great successes and struck at the heart of hamas. we have killed their leaders and destroyed thousands of rockets threatening israel. we will react with force again if the cease-fire is broken. ben netanyahu needs military successes, but israelis remain skeptical. >> today, may be they will not fire. tomorrow may be not, but next week, next year, next mont
't happen before, is that egypt the leading player in getting this cease fire is a guarantour of the cease fire. but israel and officials there told me that they didn't want to go into another cease fire. they wanted real partners and if there is a problem and if they think somebody has been violating it, they can go and talk to the guarantor. but that is a change as well. >> thank you. >> well, prime minister neta t netanaour, warned of issues, and joining me now is michael oren, michael, we have heard from a lot of israelis tonight, who are very concerned and doubtful of ham hamas's ability long-term to live up to the agreement and make progress on these agreements. how can you guarantee that hamas will not use this and other groups as an opportunity to rearm and restock their supplies of the oh sophisticated weapons that we have seen them having? >> well, it is first of all good to be back with you as alwayses. some are skeptical about the cease fire. they have been liveing with thi since 2005. they have seen those cease fires being violated again and again by hamas. prime minister to
on it, the interesting thing which didn't happen before is that egypt, the leading player in getting this cease-fire is a guarantor of the cease-fire, that was something that israel wanted and hamas wanted as well. but israeli officials told me in jerusalem, they didn't want to go into another nebulous cease-fire, they wanted real partners as they said to guarantee it, and if there is a problem and somebody has been violating it, they can go and talk to the guarantor, so that is a bit of a change as well. >>> christianne amanpour, thank you. >>> u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon says long-term solutions are necessary to address the underlying causes of conflict. joining me now is michael orin, the ambassador to the united states from israel. we heard about residents along the gaza border who are doubtful about the ability long term to maintain the cease-fire and live up to the agreements and make progress on agreements. how can you guarantee that hamas will not use this and other groups like islamic jihad as an opportunity to rearm, to restock supplies of sophisticated weapons we ha
. and the interesting thing again here which didn't happen before is that egypt, the leading player in getting this cease-fire, is a guarantor of the cease-fire, that is something that israel wanted, and egypt. israel told me in jerusalem they don't want to go into a nebulous cease-fire, they think if there is a problem, they can go and talk to the guarantor. so that, i think, is a bit of a change, as well. >> all right, christiane amanpour, appreciate talking to you tonight, thank you. >>> and netanyahu warning there could be additional problems if that doesn't lead to security. u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon says there are other issues necessary to address the conflict now. michael, we have heard from a lot of israelis tonight, particularly in the border regions along the gaza border who are very concerned and very doubtful about hamas's ability, long-term to maintain the cease-fire. to live up to the agreements and make progress on these agreements. how can you guarantee that hamas will simply not use this and other groups, like islamist jihad, to re-arm, to re-stock their supplies of s
to a cease-fire. a deal was announced in cairo by secretary of state hillary clinton and egypt's foreign minister. israel agreed to stop air strikes in gaza, where at least 161 palestinians have been killed since last wednesday. hamas promised to stop firing rockets which have killed five israelis. there were fears the deal might not happen after a bomb went off on a bus in tel aviv this morning. 27 people were hurt, no one has claimed responsibility. we have reports from gaza and israel tonight. we begin with clarissa ward in cairo, where that cease-fire was brokered. >> reporter: after 24 hours of intense shuttle diplomacy, secretary clinton walked away with what she came for: a cease- fire agreement between israel and hamas that she called the first step in a long process. >> the people of this region deserve the chance to live free today's agreement is a step in the right direction that we should build on. now we have to focus on reaching a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security, dignity and legitimate aspirations of palestinians and israelis alike
to prevent a ground war. she met with israeli and minutian leaders and with egypt's president who led the negotiations. she did not meet with hamas leaders because the u.s. does not deal directly with the militant group. so gint acted as a go-between. today, second clinton announced they had a deal. >> the united states will with partners across the region to consolidate this progress, improve conditions for the people of gaza, provide security for the people of israel. >> tonight, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says he will consider more severe military action if the cease-fire does not last. we have team fox coverage. david lee miller live inside southern israel but first to steve harrigan. he is live tonight in caro. what are the terms of the deal exactly? >> trace, three basic points coming out of this cease-fire agreement. first a cessation of hostilities on all sides. for israel that means they will no longer target members of hamas. for hamas it means they will no longer fire rockets into israel. second. a cooling off period of 24 hours. this will be a closely watch
is in egypt. she says with president marcy. egypt assumed responsibility and leadership for the peace. peter brooks, i guess i might like it believe that. but with marcy and the muslim brotherhood behind them, they favor hamas. they hate israel. how can he possibly preside over real truce? >> that's a very good question, larry. i mean, president morecy is being tested. we will see if he rises to the occasion. don't forget he has the camp david acords with israel and he gets a lot of aid. egypt gets a lot of aid, economic and military aid for the united states with a peace treaty with israel. if they move away with that, that's in jeopardy. this new president is untested. it is a new government. if he is not able to provide for the country of egypt, things may change. he has been put on the spot, and he will have to perform. >> one more spot, peter. his foreign ministry and his morn minister and prime minister have said good things about hamas and bad things about israel. pardon my skepticism. >> yeah, of course, you are right to be skeptical. we've got to see where the rhetoric and deeds mat
time. >> egypt's government is assuming the responsibility and leadership. >> they would not be allowing it unless prime minister netanyahu signed off on this. >> michael: you know, we will have that, we'll examine the role president obama played in that today. should this turkey be safe? >> i don't think it will change me at pull. the same values and convictions and same policies. sarah palin is just one of our turkeys. we'll have a lot of fun. it's gobel, gobel time. >> michael: big story around the country is the fact that walmart wanted to open their stores at 8:00 thanksgiving tomorrow, and the workers are fed up with it. here is a little bit of a story about that. >> workers at 1,000 walmart stores are planning to walk off the job upset that they have to work on thanksgiving. the stores slated to open 8:00 p.m. >> we're just demanding respect. >> michael: you know that's from "abc news" joined again today luckily tricia rose professor at brown university, and michael hastings buzzfeed, rolling stone, and probably going to write another book. >> the book is going t
war and with elections they decided enough for now. >> this is a critical moment for the region. egypt posing new government is assuming the responsibility and leadership that has long made this country's " -- a cornerstone of regional stability and peace. >> the site of weapons supplied by the u.s. bombing arabs once again means that too much american craze is something that no leader in the american -- and no leader in the arab east wants right now. this morning as negotiations reached a critical stage, they were burying the night's dead. egypt is struggling to recreate itself. >> there has been a lot of cross border violence. there is no reason to oppose a new one either. not unless there is a change. >> @ gaudette's main hospital there was no -- more support from the east. libyans in turkey helping hamas believe that history is on its side. >> eight days have helped the hands of the zionist to submit to history. >> many more palestinians and israelis have been killed and wounded. death and injuries feel the same on either side. making a cease-fire in a conflict this bitter, which h
president of egypt, mohamed morsi. the question now, is will it hold? will the people of the region get some peace? we have more on both sides of the conflict. we get more from our chief correspondent andrea mitchell, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, kate, the cease-fire was brokered under pressure from president obama, but wouldn't have happened without egypt's new islamic president, mohamed morsi, playing a key role. the cease-fire came after another night of punishing air strikes against gaza. and the first bus bombing in tel aviv in eight years. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza, the rocket attacks must end to bring a broader, calm return. >> reporter: the agreement calls for israel to stop air strikes and hamas to stop rocket attacks. if that holds for 24 hours, they will talk about border contrs on gaza, and promise no more targeting of hamas leaders. israeli ground troops are mobilized, if there are attacks >> now, i realize that there are citizens who expect a harder military action, and we may very well need to do that. but at the pre
need to help the libyans train a national army. they were willing to pay for it. in egypt we really led from behind. this idea of having a hands off policy toward syria is about to blochb the whole region up. the war is coming to israel. it's affecting turkey and other places. so i believe that if they don't lead from the front that syria and iran are going to coming together and we're going to have a major conflict in the mideast. >> what was the best thing we got out the arab spring so far? >> the fact is authoritarian regimes have been overthrown the likelihood they will simply be replaced by other authoritarian regimes or some in some cases, yemen and libya qualify here the countries will descend into anarchy. parts will be controlled by al-qaeda and quote, unquote, success of the government controls very little territory. i think overall the arab spring has not brought democracy and light to middle east. it has brought a deterioration of the security situation and deterioration of the american interests and those of our friends and allies like israel and arab states. >> greta: ther
. and the interesting thing again here, which didn't happen before, is that egypt, the leading player in getting this cease-fire, is a guarantor of the cease-fire. that was something that israel wanted and hamas wanted as well. but israel and israeli officials told me in jerusalem they didn't want to go into another nebulas cease-fire. that, i think, is a bit of a change as well. >> christiane amanpour, appreciate talking to you tonight. thank you. >>> prime minister netanyahu warned there could be additional military action if the cease-fire does not lead to long-term security. u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon says a broader cease-fire, long-term solutions are necessary to address the underlying causes of conflict. joining me now live is michael orr, israeli ambassador to the united states. we've heard from a lot of israelis tonight, particularly in the border regions along the gaza border who are very concerned and very doubtful about hamas's ability long term to maintain the cease-fire, to live up to the agreement and to make progress on these agreements. how can you guarantee that hamas wi
. secretary of state clinton announced the ceasefire at a joint press conference with the egyption foreign minister, secretary clinton praised egyptian president, and muslim brotherhood member morsi for brokering the mosque. that is considered a terrorist organization by the u.s. government, of course. >> i want to thank president morsi for his leadership in ending the violent, this is a critical moment for the region. egypt a new government is assuming the responsibility and leadership that has long made this country a cornerstone of regional stabilitiy it peace. lou: the ceasefire hours after a bomb tow through a bus in israel's defense ministry in tel aviv, it injured at least 2 dozen people, hamas leaders praised the attack but did not take out right responsibility. a damascus based group with ties to the west bank took credit. the israeli government confirmed this is only the first stage of a ceasefire agreement work many questions remain stock answered. a second set of negotiations reportedly to begin within the next 24 hours, israel's blockade of the gaza border, and an end to the f
. and "out front" tonight, cease-fire. 142 people were killed in gaz why and five in israel, egypt helped negotiate a temporary truce which took he fleeffect a at night in tel aviv. it was met with gunfire in the streets of gaza city. it is fragile. israeli defense forces say there are five rockets launched from gaza since the cease-fire went into effect. and prime minister benjamin netanyahu's statement was cautious. he said he was willing to give the egyptian cease-fire a chance before there is a need to use greater force. not exactly a ringing endorsement. here's the key thing, while the united states got involved with a visit from hillary clinton this deal was not brokered by the usa. >> this is a critical moment for the region. egypt's new government is assuming the responsibility and leadership that has long made this country a corner stone of regional stability and peace. >> seemingly unexpected leader was egypt's mohamed morsi, a man we've seen at rallies where egyptians chan egyptians chanted we are hamas. it's an impressive feat and the first time that israel has ever negotiated
a role did she play and how big a role was this for the new government of egypt in fashioning this truce? >> reporter: well, any time a secretary of state travels, it's really important. and she was there for the closing. but all the american officials have said, this was egypt's proposal. america spoke to hamas through egypt. israel spoke to hamas through egypt. and president obama in his statement after the cease-fire said that he had urged the israeli prime minister to accept egypt's proposal. they definitely played the major role here in getting hamas to the table. i had an exclusive interview with the head of hamas, he said what they want out of it is a lifting of the siege. that may happen. what israel wants out of it is no more rockets into israel and no more supply of weapons to gaza. they might get that, as well. but of course, we're going to watch. it's fragile. >> and christiane, you heard the word the white house used today, tenuous, late this afternoon. what is your sense on the ground about how strong the truce is? >> reporter: well, it's really early days. it went into eff
on key longer-term sticking points between the two sides were put off for now. egypt's foreign minister, mohammed kamel amr, announced the breakthrough with secretary of state hillary clinton at his side. >> egypt has exerted efforts and conducted intensive discussions since the renewed outbreak of hostilities in the gaza strip with all parties: the palestinian leadership, the these efforts and communications managed to reach an agreement to a ceasefire and the return of calm and halt of the violence and the bloodshed that was witnessed recently. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today for a ceasefire in gaza. for it to hold, the rocket attacks must end, a broader calm returned. in the days ahead, the united states will work with partners across region to consolidate this progess, improve conditions for the people of gaza, provide security for the people of israel. >> woodruff: a short time later this afternoon, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu told reporters he leaves open the possibility of a ground invasion of gaza at a later date, but agreeing to a ceasefire made
the last few days about how the nation of egypt is really the key connection for the united states to both sides in the fight right now. and that was driven home today by the fact that when the cease-fire was announced, it was announced by u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton, and egypt's foreign minister at a press conference in egypt. >> in the days ahead, the united states will work with partners across the region to consolidate this progress, improve conditions for the people of gaza, provide security for the people of israel. ultimately, every step must move us toward a comprehensive peace, for all the people of the region. >> the leader of hamas held his own press conference in cairo today, during which he said that while his side agrees to the cease-fire, his fighters have, quote, their hands on the trigger. in jerusalem, the israeli prime minister, benjamin net ya hyan hew, also spoke about the cease-fire agreement. look at this. "prime minister benjamin netanyahu this evening spoke with u.s. president barack obama and acceded to his recommendation to give the egyptian cease-fir
to be lifted. a few sticking points raised with that one. >> what does the role that egypt played mean for egypt and the region going forward? >> reporter: egypt has definitely emerged as the winner in all of this. secretary of state clinton calling it a cornerstone of stability in the region. and i think the west had been a little bit concerned about how egypt's recently elected islamist government would handle a situation like this. they did seem to strike a balance between appeasing their muslim brotherhood supporters who wanted them to talk tough with israel while making sure there's no chance of jeopardy jeopardizing that 32-year-old peace treaty with israel and, of course, the $1.5 billion in u.s. annual aid that comes attached to that treaty. >> clarissa ward thank you. >>> we now go to margaret brennan in washington where she is learning more about the united states' role in the cease fire deal. >> good morning to you charlie, and to gayle. u.s. and israeli officials say u.s. president obama sealed the deal with benjamin netanyahu but hillary clinton deliv
parties brokered by the united states and egypt. however, you saw the exiled leader of hamas say that as long as egypt abides by this agreement, we will, too. but if they don't, our finger is on the trigger, and you have seen palestinian terrorists in the past defy agreements like this. so it is very fragile at this point. >> one of those splinter groups. and listen, even hillary clinton has cautioned this is not over yet. let's listen. >> every step must move us toward a comprehensive peace for all the people of the region. there is no substitute for a just and lasting peace. >> jonathan, do you think the president's going to make a long-term peaceful resolution part of his second term goals? >> well, you know, he may try to do that. i tend to be a pessimist. but that's likely to happen. having seen so many failed attempts in the past. one of the really interesting things about this is, of course, the agreement is tenuous, but there's also a lot of talk from experts about the role of iran, in potentially supplying the rockets to hamas. and that could play an interesting role in
's no trust between their history. something of a test period to s see. it's currently negotiated in egypt right now with egypt continuing. the next phase is going to be whether or not the various restrictions on movements across the border. the israelis have said they will consider that. not entirely. # this is very much a first step at this point in time. >> thanks so much. fred, what's the situation there right now? >> reporter: well, the people here are also quite happy that there's no many rockets raining down on them. what you're not going to be seeing here on the israeli side is celebration. that's because people believe that hamas will regroup and fire rockets at israel again. here is what some people told me today. after a week long military operation and rocket barrages fired from gaza you were they're trying to get back to normal. in the town that suffered through so many air raid alarms this is the first time he can take his kid shopping without fear. >> you feel like you're back to life. >> reporter: you won't see people celebrating the cease-fire here. many saying it's did ac
to tel aviv. those were iranian-made missiles, and a big part of the ceasefire was pressure put on egypt to stop the smuggling tunnels. the question is whether iran will continue to keep smuggling weapons in, that's most likely a yes. number three, will the egyptians stop it, and number three, will islamic jihad listen to hamas and stop the rocket fire or will they continue to cause problems here for israel. back to you. gregg: leland vittert, thanks very much. so will the ceasefire hold? what does this mean for hillary clinton and her shuttle diplomacy? general jack keane advised hillary clinton for many, many years, he will join us in just a couple of minutes. >> meanwhile, a trio of u.s. warships sent to the eastern mediterranean area just in case americans need to be evacuated out of israel. the ships were due to return to norfolk, virginia, but their homecoming will be a bit delayed by at least several days. reports say these ships would not play a combat role and would only be used to help americans in that area. they can also serve as floating hospitals if need be. >>> susan rice
in the relationship with egypt. this was a relationship that was not defined. they were worried about deterioration. this crisis enabled them to create a link where egypt now is part of a deal, one that is supposed to be an enforcer of a deal. stature hashis risen. host: have they had direct contact? guest: i am not aware of any because the president has avoided that. the israelis typically even in negotiations, day-to-day negotiations, the egyptians subcontractor these issues mostly to the intelligence services. hosni mubarak did that as well. it was not even a foreign ministry issued. i doubt there was any contact. if you look at what happened with hamas itself, when you look at the war itself, clearly, hamas paid a heavier price. israel's power is massive compared to hamas. hamas fired a lot of rocket, but if you look at the casualties, you have the five israelis dead and over 1000 injured total. what hamas wanted to call a balance of fear. civilians are terrified and they are sleeping in bunkers. israeli kids and families are also fearful. that did not translate obviously into an asset for them
. >> egypt's new government is assuming the responsibility and leadership that has long made this country a cornerstone of regional stability and peace. >> reporter: president obama called israeli prime you're many more netanyahu committed to -- >> i have agreed with the president that israel and the united states will work together to prevent the smuggle of arms to the terrorist organizations, the vast majority of which comes from iran. >> reporter: egypt has taking taken the lead in mediating and alleviating the bloodshed. >> i think that the egyptian government has investing a lot of effort and in a sense prestige in this -- so i think they will be trying very hard to make certain that this ceasefire does hold. >> reporter: earlier wednesday, a bomber struck a bus in a quite neighborhood in tel aviv. the international neighborhood quickly condemned is this attack but just hours before the ceasefire, a spokesman called it a quote, "heroic operation." but there's still a long road for peace in the middle east. i'm april williams reporting. >> a bankruptcy judge ruled it that hostess -- h
, but we need more details of what is exactly means. the first point is that egypt is the guarantor of the cease-fire. >> let's talk about the role of egypt here. it has been a huge test of egyptian diplomacy and for its new president. is this a victory for him, would you say, or did hillary clinton's intervention make a big difference? >> no, i think it is certainly a victory. by the way, lots of praise from the americans for the mediating role of the egyptians. for now, if the ceasefire stands and will hold, which is of course still a question, it will be seen as a success story. >> thanks for that from cairo. all right, let's go straight over to gaza. what is the latest? is it quiet? >> it is relatively quiet, i would say. we still hear a lot of drums in the air. in the past hour, it brought some of rockets, but now at the moment, i would say it is quite -- in the past hour, a barrage of rockets, but now at the moment, i would say it is quiet. people still wonder if the cease-fire will be implemented. over the past few days, there was a lot of talk, and we do not see a lot of peo
table. although, of course, it was an intermediary, and egypt, as we know, very well. right now the sense, though, is that this is not a long-term solution, so in that perspective, it is not that much different from other cease-fires. this is a temporary solution, and everyone here realizes the road ahead as it has always been is very long, very challenging, and that solution that everyone says they want, that still remains elusive. >> arwa damon, thanks so much. >>> let's cross the border now to the israeli side, the city that sits just a few miles from gaza and has been hit numerous times by hamas rockets. our fred plankon reports on the mood there. in the town that suffered through so many air raid alarms, igor says this is the first time he can take his kids shopping without fear. >> you feel like you're back to life. there are alarms and fire. sdmrul won't see people celebrating the cease-fire here. many saying the air campaign israel waged against hamas didn't achieve the main objective of stopping rocket attacked on towns. many fear the fire from gaza will start begin as
from egypt in 30 ad. nearly every religion, islam, buddhism, hinduism they have the fascination with the apocalypse. christians prophesize about the end of time and the holy scripture. lauren green reports. ♪ 6. >> reporter: christians mark the end of time in the final chapter of the new testament the book of revelation. chapter 11 verse 18 reads, now is the time to destroy those who destroy the earth. >> book is not about destruction. it's not about the wrath of god. it is about consequences. >> reporter: mark translated the book from the original greek text. he collaborated with hollywood writer to publish a graphic novel to help readers visualize the final chapter. >> we are trying to get people to see the book of revelation in a new way, not just read it but see it. all we're trying to do is present it in the full message of hope in god and hope for the future. >>> how likely john would have been concerned about the end times? >> if he was the last 12 disciples of jesus, she church that is expecting the lord to come back but he hasn't yet. there is a yearning in the commun
. late today secretary of state hillary clinton joined egypt's foreign minister to announce a ceasefire agreement which says . . . >> jennifer: secretary clinton praised the leadership but says there is still work to be done. >> egypt's new government is assuming the responsibility and leadership that has long made this country a cornerstone of regional peace, as i discussed today with the others there is no substitute for a just and lasting peace. >> jennifer: lasting peace will not come easy though, the region is still extremely fragile, and israel's military reported that the palestinians have launched five rockets since thesis fire began, and in gaza city palestinians shut guns in the air, and meanwhile mosques across the region congratulated palestinians for their victory over israel. israel's prime minister benjamin netenyahu left the door open, saying i know there are citizens who are expecting more severe military action, and perhaps we will need to do so. joining us now is tim mak, defense reporter for political. he comes to us tonight from
we should be thankful for when it comes to the political world. and egypt's muslim brotherhood. the cease-fire deal betweend evf israel and hamas. we have that coming up next. with wholesome noodles and bite sized chicken, nothing brings you together like chicken noodle soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >> more breaking news and developing stories on a brand-new hour on "happening now." >> a new holiday spending bonanza. americans are feeling more confident about our economy. will lead to the great of growth, and what could set us back? >> also, an arrest in a string of murders in new york city connected to one gunman. what we are learning about the man that police in new york city say was poised to strike again. and a large bird crashes through the cockpit plane of this airport. details of the scare in the air for the pilot and passengers. it's all "happening now." >> but first, the cease-fire truce may be fragile, but it appeals to be holding. i am heather childers in for jenna lee. >> and i am rick scott in for jon scott. with egypt's president mohammed mo
with egypt's foreign minister. she flew to the region yesterday to help egypt who served as the mediator to broker the truce. israel agreed to stop air strikes against hamas. the palestinian militant group which ruled the gaza strip. israel says it will ease restrictions at the border to allow palestinians and goods to move more freely. in return, hamas will stop launching rockets in israel. but up until the last minute today the attacks continued. a bus explosion in tel aviv injured two dozen people. in the west bank missile strikes destroyed several more buildi s buildings. eight days of bloodshed have cost the lives of 150 palestinians and five israelis. for now, the physical attacks may have stopped but the verbal attacks continue. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said if the ceasefire does not hold he would consider more severe military action including a ground invasion. and a defiant hamas leader admits israel caused a lot of deadly destruction this past week but underlying structure of resistance remains intact. egypt is being praised for negotiating this ceasefire. new
-fire for israel and hamas is holding. it took intense diplomatic efforts by the u.s. and egypt to make it happen. cbs reporter danielle nottingham live at the white house with the terms of the truce. danielle. >>> reporter: after a bus explosion in tel aviv today, from were fears a deal didn't break down but hamas didn't claim responsibility for the attack. cheers and celebratory gunfire echoed through the streets of gaza city wednesday that just hours before were rocked by artillery fire. after eight days of fighting, israel and hamas agreed to a cease-fire. secretary of state hillary clinton announced the truce with egypt's foreign minister. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease- fire in gaza. for it to hold, the rocket attacks must end, a broader calm returned. >> reporter: under the terms of the deal, hamas will stop firing rockets into israel which have killed five israelis. and israel will stop its air strikes on gaza that have killed more than 160 palestinians. the cease-fire was thrown into question earlier in the day when a bomb exploded on a bus in tel aviv. 27
a place like egypt, we see that happen. as individuals and citizens traveling abroad, we ha individs traveling abroad, we have to increase our security. also, the oil supply. >> we are not just talking about oil, we are talking about other things as well. >> that is exactly the point. egypt is critical to this. there is a reason that we spent decades and worked so hard to create a campaign back in 1979. and then we spent billions of dollars each and every year giving money to the israelis and egyptians to keep them in place. because egypt is strategic culturally throughout the region and also physically. the suez canal is a major artery for trade and we also have a lot of pipelines and other ways that oil moves around in that region. if israel decides to do this, you will have a very different type of map in the middle east. melissa: thank you so much for joining us. sit down and talk a lot. after hearing nothing but chatter from lawmakers on how to deal with the fiscal cliff, money has taken matters into our own hands and we will go through these solutions and solve this problem, at
after it began. the truce was brokered by egypt and ended eight days of fighting. the big question is, will it last. we have reporters throughout the region for you. martin fletcher is in tel aviv, and jim is in cairo. but we begin in gaza. this truce was marked by a huge celebration there in gaza today. tell us about it. >> that's true. in fact, tens of thousands of palestinians showed up in gaza city. and actually in cities all across the gaza strip to hear from various leaders of all of the palestinian factions. the biggest one was by far and large in gaza city. some leaders we haven't heard in the past eight days, many in hiding, came out today to address the thousands of people who gathered. they're portraying this and describing this as a victory. they say for the first time hamas has not only defeated israel, but has also shown the world what they're about against a back drop of changes taking place all across the arab world. they also sent a message to the united states saying that they should, the united states should support the palestinian people and not the occupation. ham
. now to egypt where the country's new president is winning big-time praise from the u.s. for helping to broker the cease. jim is joining us from cairo. this was seen as a test of the relations following the arab spring, so how did it do? >> reporter: morsi has passed the test as ayman and martin suggested, this is the middle east and there's not a lot of optimism. we'll see how morsi chooses. there may be a moment of truth where he has to decide between hamas or with the truce. we don't know how he'll do that or which way he'll go, but so far it's pretty amazing to see this man who was not even a muslim brotherhood's main candidate for president. he was the backup plan now receiving the praises of everyone yesterday from hamas to benjamin netanyahu, clinton, president obama, everyone had good things to say about morsi who is emerging as a pragmatic guy and politician but as a regional star. hillary clinton spent hours with morsi and his foreign minister talking about stopping the hostilities and negotiating everything else later. this time with morsi as the mediator, today in "the ne
will always do more good than fighting. but i'm very happy to hear that. >> reporter: egypt's new islamist government was the driving force behind the negotiations to end the conflict with diplomatic help from secretary of state hillary clinton. clinton spent two days shuttling between jerusalem, the west bank and cairo. >> people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence and today's agreement is a step in the right direction. >> reporter: clinton expects egypt to play a key role in maintaining peace. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the woman of who has taken a lot of heat in the aftermath of the benghazi attack is now defending herself. yeah. for weeks, u.n. ambassador susan rice has been attacked by senator john mccain for participating in what he described as a cover-up. >> this president and this administration have either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover-up. >> mccain says rice made misleading comments in the days immediately following the benghazi attack in libya. >>> rice is being considered for secretary of state. some
negotiated the ceasefire from egypt. it is egypt who is controlling the ceasefire from the gaza strip. and they have been fired. they are asking the palestinians to stop the hostilitys there. they will not retaliate. and hamas is claiming responsibility a fragile ceasefire but it is holding for now. this is a similar situation here. and with hamas firing the rockets into israel. at that point t conducted a ground invasion. and right now the cease fire is -- the ceasefire is holding. >> well the latest now out of syria where the planes have bombed a building next to a hospital killing 15 people. that hospital is one of the last remaining sources of medical help for civilians. and it is run by volunteer staff who oppose the regime. the rebels seized a base in the east side of the country. >>> back here in the bay area. we're following the weather here on this thanksgiving thursday. look how clear the skies are. and that's really a large reason why we're seeing the temperatures. none of the heat was trapped in. and it is chilly. and stay there until dinner if you are headed outside expec
in the region, with him and the new regime currently in place in egypt. these deals always have an interest on both sides, and i truly hope the palestinians and hamas leadership realizes better for them to take care of their own people, start building schools and welfare institutions as opposed to putting israel in as therimaryygoal. melissa: due to theiultimate go is to get money out of the u.s.? does it really come down to money at the end of the day? >> translating military and financial aid and other forms, that is the case of egypt and other countries. while we have not seen the full details of this agreement, i imagine the americans made it clear it is in their best interest for the administration to keep the border quiet. melissa: they say it feels the neighborhood around you has turned even more guilty than ever before with the statements coming out of turkey. do you feel more alone than ever? >> definitely i think we all know around the world started off as an arab spring turned out to be an autumn and it is very gloomy right now. hoping that they would change the way the middle ea
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